Loving our marginalized brothers and sisters as the Savior loved

After spending 19 years as a prisoner, Jean Valjean, one of the lead characters in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables, is released from jail. “Exhausted by a long voyage and dying of hunger and thirst, he arrives in a small town seeking a place to find food and shelter for the night. When the news... Continue Reading →

‘some of it true, some of it false, and much of it partially true’

When God established a principle in the Bible, he did so with two or three witnesses. In 2 Corinthians 13, and similarly in Matthew 18, it says: “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” The gospels are a perfect example of this. Matthew, Mark and Luke were all witnesses... Continue Reading →

Are we missing the whole point?

We sat down at a corner table in Pizza Planet and began eating a late lunch. It was Christmas Eve, our first day at Disney World, and the restaurant was buzzing not unlike the scene from Toy Story. This trip was our Christmas present, but I had struggled with knowing that so many employees were... Continue Reading →

Why I no longer volunteer

What's really happening ... is not always obvious on the surface. I was recently asked to volunteer for something, and when I declined, I quickly felt the judgmental stares and gossiping whispers from the group directed toward me. I don't volunteer anymore. At least not in the way most people want me to. I don't... Continue Reading →

Two brothers and a total eclipse

As awe-inspiring and amazing as the Total Solar Eclipse was on Monday (and it truly was here in Missouri in the path of totality), I'd like to tell another story of the eclipse. It's the story of my husband and his brother who hadn't seen each other in nearly a decade. But let me back... Continue Reading →

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